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10-06-2013, 04:29 PM   #1
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MX-1 and RAW speed (lack of)

The MX-1 is really an excellent camera, but anyone who has used it knows that the slow write speed in RAW can be frustrating. I would like to suggest that people go to Ricoh's contact us page and send a plea for a firmware update to address it. If they get enough volume it could make a difference.

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If RAW write speed can be addressed simply by a software (firmware) updates, why would they have crippled it in the first place? Makes no sense to me.
I bought a LEXAR Pro 600x SD card for my Q which affectively halved the write speed when shooting RAW.
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With a fast card how long does it take to clear a shot? I shoot a Sigma DP1Merrill and it is about 15 seonds per Raw shot. I am learning to be patient.
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@sledger - they didn't cripple it, it's just that the processing is not optimized. The nikon p7000 had the same issue and nikon released a firmware update that sped up its RAW write speed considerably. I wish pentax would do the same.

@barondla - it's not like that. It's more like 5 seconds or so.

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Yes faster RAW processing would make the shooting experience more enjoyable.

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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
With a fast card how long does it take to clear a shot? I shoot a Sigma DP1Merrill and it is about 15 seonds per Raw shot. I am learning to be patient.
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It's a while longer than even the Q. The figures should be in our in-depth review of the MX-1.

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IŽd buy one if that was fixed.
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1 sec shot to shot in RAW, 2 sec RAW+JPEG. Doesn't bother me really.
I will most likely pick up one before the next vacation.

Here's a pretty good review


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